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Easton house fire reignites

Easton house fire reignites

EASTON, Pa. - A fire that sparked twice gutted a two family home in Easton.

Crews in Easton were called back out to the scene of a house fire early Saturday morning.

Flames first sparked on the 900 block of West Lincoln Street late Friday night.  Officials say the fire started in the attic crawl space that was being used as storage.

The Easton Deputy Chief says crews worked to get the flames out, and after several hours the crews went in to look for hot spots.

"We do use a thermal imaging camera which detects heat and they didn't see anything with that when they went through earlier," said Kevin Arnold, Deputy Chief of the Easton fire department. 

Just hours after crews put the fire out, firefighters rushed back to the scene when a hot spot flared up just before 5 a.m. Saturday.

Officials say the fire displaced two families, including five children.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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